Girls Grades 6 & 7

Girls in Science: Future Focus is an afterschool program focused on engaging middle school girls in exploring careers in science with like-minded peers. Each week, girls will meet a woman in science or other STEM profession, hear her story and engage in fun, hands-on activities related to her career.

Running virtually January–March, 2021, Future Focus is an intensive, ten-week program for 6th- and 7th-grade girls and nonbinary students who have shown ability and strong interest in the sciences, especially the natural sciences. The Girls in Science mission is to engage girls in hands-on science experiences, connect participants to inspiring women in science and to create a safe atmosphere where diversity can be celebrated and students’ natural curiosity can flourish.

Fee: $150/child: full or partial need-based scholarships are available and families requesting scholarships are highly encouraged to apply.

Program runs for ten weeks, January 21–March 25, 2021. Meets virtually on Thursdays from 4pm to 5:30pm.

Our 2021 virtual program is currently full and applications are now closed.

Please note that this is a competitive program, and we receive more applications than we can accept. If you have questions about the application process, please contact Erin Apple at

Interested in sharing your career path with the Girls in Science? Submit an inquiry to be a guest speaker!